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  • The Portfolio Enigma in a Time of Ephemera

    An old adage that evolved from the establishment of static print media is, "If it's in print, it must be true." And we collected literally tons of the stuff. The digital realm has turned that thinking on its ear, and ePortfolios may help make sense out of our new process of collecting "tons" of bits--not static, but shifting bits.More

Weighing In

  • Ownership of Learning: The Siren Song of IT

    The word "ownership," when linked to technology, usually conjures up images of lawyers and of the most feared and revered 2 letters in higher education: IP. But this little story is not about intellectual property per se and is most definitely not about lawyers. It's about students' perception of ownership in higher education's geography.More

News and Products

  • Turning Tech Brings Classroom Response System to iPhone & iPod Touch

    Turning Technologies has launched an iPhone and iPod Touch version of ResponseWare, the company's interactive classroom response software. ResponseWare has already been available for the iPhone and other smart phones through a Web-based system; the new version is a free download through Apple's App Store.More
  • Taiwan Higher Ed Consortium Launches Free Online Course Initiative

    A consortium of colleges and universities in Taiwan has launched the "Open Course Ware Consortium," with the goal of sharing its resources with the public. The program is modeled after the OpenCourseWare Consortium originally developed by an MIT faculty committee wishing to share their course materials openly on the Web and now involving 200 institutions and organizations.
  • UT Health Science Center Taps SaaS LMS for Compliance Training

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is implementing a software-as-a-service (SaaS) version of learning management software from Meridian Knowledge Solutions to manage its compliance training.More
  • U North Carolina at Chapel Hill Launches Mobile Alarm System

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched the Rave Guardian personal mobile alarm system to provide students, faculty, and staff a direct connection with campus police.More
  • MIT Professor Creates Software To Organize the Details of Everyday Life

    Paper-bound humans may find relief from their accumulations of sticky notes, business cards, and to-do lists if an MIT computer science professor succeeds in a new initiative. David Karger, a member of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), has created List.it, a simple program to capture all kinds of information scraps and to-do lists.More